(December 1952-January 1953)

DC, 1940 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
44
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Superman DC National Comics
Editing:
Whitney Ellsworth (credited editor); Jack Schiff (actual editor)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age, then Silver Age, then Standard Modern Age U.S.
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

The Movie That Killed Batman! (Table of Contents)

Batman; Robin / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Win Mortimer
Inks:
Win Mortimer
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]

Indexer Notes

Art credits confirmed by Mortimer, letterer credit by Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

The Crazy Crime Clown! (Table of Contents: 1)

Batman and Robin / comic story / 9.66 pages (report information)

Script:
Alvin Schwartz
Pencils:
Dick Sprang
Inks:
Charles Paris
Colors:
?
Letters:
Pat Gordon

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; The Joker (villain)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Script credit from Martin O'Hearn, penciler credit verified by Sprang, and inker credit verified by Paris.

UNICEF Spells Help for the Children of the World! (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Schiff
Pencils:
Win Mortimer
Inks:
Win Mortimer
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]

["Hello, Sarge. Casey reporting - What's new?"] (Table of Contents: 3)

Casey the Cop / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Henry Boltinoff

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Casey the Cop

The Movie That Killed Batman! (Table of Contents: 4)

Batman and Robin / comic story / 9.75 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger ?
Pencils:
Dick Sprang
Inks:
Ray Burnley
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Skid Turkel (villain, introduction)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Inker identification by Craig Delich.

Penciler credit verified by Sprang and letterer credit by Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

["This is fun!"] (Table of Contents: 5)

Little Pete / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Henry Boltinoff

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Little Pete
Reprints:

["Pardon me. Where is the Greek literature kept?"] (Table of Contents: 6)

Varsity Vic / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Henry Boltinoff

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Varsity Vic
Reprints:

Smoking Out Smugglers (Table of Contents: 7)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Miller ? [as Jim Moss] (credited)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
crime

The Water Crimes of Mr. Hydro! (Table of Contents: 8)

Batman and Robin / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Bob Kane (Batman and Robin figures only); Lew Sayre Schwartz
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Mr. Hydro [Tim Flagg] (villain)

Indexer Notes

Penciler credits verified by Schwartz, letterer credit from Martin O'Hearn and Joe Desris.

["Hello!" "Jerry, this is Susan..."] (Table of Contents: 9)

Jerry the Jitterbug / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Henry Boltinoff

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Jerry the Jitterbug
Reprints:
Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Movie That Killed Batman!
    Batman; Robin
  2. 1. The Crazy Crime Clown!
    Batman and Robin
  3. 2. UNICEF Spells Help for the Children of the World!
    Superman
  4. 3. ["Hello, Sarge. Casey reporting - What's new?"]
    Casey the Cop
  5. 4. The Movie That Killed Batman!
    Batman and Robin
  6. 5. ["This is fun!"]
    Little Pete
  7. 6. ["Pardon me. Where is the Greek literature kept?"]
    Varsity Vic
  8. 7. Smoking Out Smugglers
  9. 8. The Water Crimes of Mr. Hydro!
    Batman and Robin
  10. 9. ["Hello!" "Jerry, this is Susan..."]
    Jerry the Jitterbug
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